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Fourth Annual Flying Tiger Car Show & BBQ Competition Date Announced


On Saturday, September 21, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the SOWELA Foundation will host the Flying Tigers Car Show and BBQ Competition with all proceeds benefiting student scholarships. The car show is free and open to the public. BBQ tasting tickets are $5 per person, kids five years old and under are free. The event will be held at SOWELA Technical Community College, 3820 Senator J. Bennett Johnston Ave., Lake Charles, LA 70615.

Automobile enthusiasts are encouraged to showcase their vehicles. Early bird registration is $30 per vehicle if registered by September 15, 2019. Awards will be given in a variety of categories, and vehicle registrants are eligible to win customized car part trophies. Vehicle registrants will also receive a BBQ tasting ticket and limited-edition Flying Tiger Car Show coaster.

Both novice and professional barbecuers are invited to compete in the BBQ competition for cash prizes and bragging rights. Award categories include ribs, BBQ chicken, brisket, and pulled meat. The competition is not sanctioned. Early bird registration is $90 for a team of five individuals if registered by September 15, 2019.

For information, visit www.sowela.edu/carshow* (link is no longer active)

SOWELA Foundation promotes community stewardship and empowers students of SOWELA Technical Community College to launch their careers through scholarships, professorships, staff development, technological advancements, program improvements, and capital expansion. Donations go directly to the College to help provide students with a world class education in Southwest Louisiana.